The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 72 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.65% 0.11% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.11% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £310 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 - £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +3.37%
Server Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
874 902 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.28% 94.75% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 551 409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £205 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Server Engineer
North West

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (45.45%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Local Government
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) XenApp
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) VBScript
7 3 (27.27%) VB
7 3 (27.27%) Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
8 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
5 1 (9.09%) Code Coverage
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) VB
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Server
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) Polycom
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat